Alma Mater Europaea – Evropski center, Maribor

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Alma Mater Europaea - Evropski center, Maribor
Industry University
Founded 2007
Founder Evropska administrativna akademija (European Administrative Academy)
Area served
Slovenia & International
Key people
Ludvik Toplak (president),
Alma Mater Europaea graduation ceremony. Maribor, Slovenia, 12 March 2013

Alma Mater Europaea – Evropski center, Maribor (English: European Centre, Maribor) is a Slovenian higher education institution, founded in 2007. It is a part of the Alma Mater Europaea, an international university, founded by the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, based in Salzburg, Austria. It is based in Maribor, Slovenia, but has study centers in other Slovenian towns, including Ljubljana, Murska Sobota, and Ptuj. There are about 800 students, who study physiotherapy, nursing, management, social gerontology, European business studies, and other fields, at the Alma Mater Europaea – European center, Maribor.


The Alma Mater Europaea building in Maribor, Slovenia. Behind it is the Old Maribor City Hall
Old Meeting Room at the Alma Mater premises in Maribor

In 2007 European Centre Maribor (Slovenian: Evropsko sredisce Maribor - ESM) was founded by the European Administrative Academy. Its goal was to offer highest quality edication for fields that are needed by the market, by society, and by employers. In its first year students could study physical therapy and nursing.[1][2][3] Until that time, a public University of Ljubljana was the only Slovenian institution offering physical therapy studies for a very limited group of students, while at the same time patients and hospitals in Central Europe had a growing need for physical therapists. European Centre Maribor soon started using the acronym ECM and became part of the Alma Mater Europaea, an international university project by the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, based in Salzburg.[4]

In 2011 students started studying management and social gerontology.[5] Alma Mater Europaea started offering environmental studies and European studies in 2012 and archival science in 2013.[6]

In March 2013 the first group of 50 students graduated. The president of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts prof. ddr. Felix Unger gave the opening speech.[7] On the same day an Alumni club was established. }}[8][9]

Career Center[edit]

Alma Mater Europaea has a career center, which assists students with their employment.[10] Employment rate of the Alma Mater Europaea graduates is the highest in the country.


External links[edit]

  • Alma Mater Europaea - European centre, Maribor website
  • Alma Mater Europaea website /

Coordinates: 46°33′N 15°39′E / 46.550°N 15.650°E / 46.550; 15.650